Odawara Castle’s first “Winter Cherry Blossom Illumination” event to offer a fantastical show combining lights and music

16.December.2017 | SPOT

Odawara Castle’s first ever Fuyu Sakura Illumination ~Hikari to Oto ga Orinasu Fantasy Show~ began on December 9th.

 

This illumination event takes various flowers symbolic of Odawara Castle during wintertime such as cherry blossoms, wisteria, Japanese iris and hydrangea, and turns them into a fantastic show of lights and music. The beautiful illuminations that will light up the architecture will not be static – they will be big and diffuse and paint gorgeous illuminative pictures. What will be more impressive though is what’s called the “Odoru Hikari to Tobu Sound” which promises to be unlike anything ever seen at a regular illumination show.

 

There are three songs in the program to enjoy which combine lights and music.

 

1: Fuyu no Sakura (“Winter Cherry Blossoms”)

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Once winter passes and spring opens the cherry blossoms at Odawara Castle blossom in full glory. “Fuyu no Sakura” captures the sublime nature and vitality of those very same cherry blossoms.

 

 

2: Hana ODAWARA (“Flower Odawara”)

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Beautiful flowers bloom at Odawara Castle with each passing season. “Hana ODAWARA” encapsulates the visible scenes of spring, summer, winter and autumn. The show expresses people’s inner warmth through the flowers of four seasons.

 

3: Jupiter

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“Jupiter” from Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite “The Planets”

 

Odawara Castle’s winter cherry blossom illumination event will also feature an interactive performance. Two people will join hands and touch a sensor at the same time to activate a mini performance of lights and sound around them. There are 5 different performances each around 15 seconds long. You won’t know which performance is coming next!

 

Take part in a never-before-seen illumination extravaganza at Odawara Castle!

 

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Odawara Castle Fuyu Sakura Illumination ~Hikari to Oto ga Orinasu Fantasy Show~

Running: December 9, 2017 – March 4, 2018

Time: 17:00-21:00

Location: Odawara Castle tower and inner grounds

Telephone:  0465-22-3818

Website: www.odawara-kankou.com/event/fuyusakura.html

*The tower will be closed on December 13th and December 31st but the illuminations will still be running.

*During the event the tower’s closing time will be extended to 19:00 (General – ¥500 / Elementary & Middle School Students – ¥200) (last entry 18:30)

*Viewing the illuminations at the inner grounds is free of charge

*The tower will be open on January 1, 2018 (New Year’s Day)

Attendees visiting on New Year’s Day will receive a special Odawara Castle pencil.

 

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